The Provider Relief Fund was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — known as the CARES Act — and allows dental providers to apply for payments made for health care-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to the pandemic. The ADA has created an FAQ to assist dentists in applying.
All providers eligible for a previous distribution, plus some new 2020 providers, are invited to apply for Phase 3 funding, HHS said. The department also said that providers may be eligible if they had not previously applied. All applicants must have a verifiable taxpayer identification number (TIN) to receive funding.
HHS has posted a step-by-step guide on how to apply on its website.
Dentists with questions should contact the HHS Provider Support Line at 1-866-569-3522 during the hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT Monday-Friday.
For more information about the ADA's advocacy efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit ADA.org/COVID19Advocacy.